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Multiple events this weekend may cause traffic delays and congestion in Downtown Manchester

Published: 09/22/2017 5:06 PM - General Announcements

Manchester, NH: City - Advisory

The Manchester Police Department would like to advise you of three events this weekend, on September 23, 2017 and September 24, 2017, that may cause traffic delays and increase traffic congestion. The First event is the Alzheimer's Association Memory Walk that will begin at the Arms Park on Saturd...

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Official Results for the Special Municipal and Primary Elections

Published: 09/20/2017 - City Clerk Announcements

Official election results are now available on our election page.  A total of 11,134 votes were cast during the Non-Partisan Municipal Primary Election held on September 19th at Manchester polls.  This total represents a nearly 20% turnout of all registered voters in the city – slightly less than the average turnout of all municipal primaries (22.5%) over the past 37 years. 

The next election for Manchester voters, the Non-Partisan Municipal General Election will be held on Tuesday, November 7, 2017, in all wards.  Ward ballots will also include two referendum questions - a non-binding question asking voters to select their favorite option for a city flag to represent Manchester along with a binding question seeking voter approval for Keno to be brought to Manchester.  A public hearing on Keno will be held later in October to provide more information to residents. 

For more election information, visit our Voter Registration and Elections page or call us at (603)624-6455.  Thank you for voting!

Memo from the Attorney General About Voter Registration in NH

Published: 09/19/2017 - City Clerk Announcements

Recent publicity about the 2017 changes to the voter registration requirements in New Hampshire has made the entire registration process seem daunting and confusing.  For the large majority of new voters, registering to vote remains a simple process. You may visit our How to Register to Vote page for a sample list of documents and procedures that will be accepted to prove your domicile, identity, age, and citizenship for voting.

For those residents that simply do not have suitable proof of domicile, particularly if you are trying register on election day, you will be able to register and vote on election day by completing the necessary forms at the polls.  The NH Attorney General memorandum released on September 18, 2017 explains the typical documents used to produce evidence of domicile along with the nuances within the legal definition of "domicile for voting purposes."

Not sure where to vote?  Check out our interactive "Where do I vote" page for an easy guide to get you where you need to go or call the City Clerk's Office at 624-6455.

Manchester Police will be conducting a Sobriety Checkpoint in Manchester on Sept. 21st & Sept...

Published: 09/14/2017 2:33 PM - General Announcements

Manchester, NH: City - Advisory

Manchester Police To Conduct Sobriety Checkpoint. MANCHESTER, NH - As a result of the increasing incidents of drinking and driving, the Manchester Police Department applied for, and was granted, a Superior Court Petition to conduct a Sobriety Checkpoint. The “Sobriety Checkpoint” is an effective me...

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Road Closures Downtown - 1/2 Way to Saint Patrick's Day Road Race this Sunday, September 10 2...

Published: 09/08/2017 3:14 PM - General Announcements

Manchester, NH: City - Advisory

Traffic Advisory- The Manchester Police Department would like to advise the public that the 1/2 Way to Saint Patrick's Day 5K/10K Road Race will be held on Sunday, September 10, 2017 as part of the Wild Rover's Celtic Festival. It is anticipated that this year's race will have over 2000 participants...

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Chief Willard designated Manchester’s Halloween trick-or-treating to be Tues., Oct.31, 6PM-8PM.

Published: 09/07/2017 9:40 AM - General Announcements

Manchester, NH: City - Community Message

Police Chief Willard has designated Manchester’s Halloween trick-or-treating to be Tuesday, October 31, 6:00-8:00 PM. As authorized by City of Manchester Code of Ordinances / Title III: Administration, Chapter 31.15 –

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Manchester Health Department Announces the Launch of a New Resident-Driven Website "My Manchester"

Published: 09/06/2017 2:00 PM - Health Indicators

In celebration of National Neighborhood Day on September 17th, the City of Manchester Health Department is pleased to announce the launching of a new website entitled My Manchester. This is a one-stop site for Greater Manchester residents and community partners who want a better life for themselves and their children, who are looking for neighborhood-based connections to become more involved in local health improvement efforts, and who are seeking resources for personal growth.

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My Manchester Flyer

ATTENTION: The Tax Office can not complete any Motor Vehicle transactions 10/06/2017 - 10/10/2017

Published: 09/05/2017 8:35 AM - General Announcements

Manchester, NH: City - Advisory

Due to software conversion by the State of NH DMV, the City of Manchester, Tax Office will not be able to complete motor vehicle registrations on the following dates: Friday, October 6th Tuesday, October 10th Please plan accordingly. To learn more about the State of NH DMV conversion visit: htt...

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Published: 09/05/2017 - Tax Collector Announcements


The State of NH, DMV will be converting to new software to meet Federal compliance with the REAL ID system. Due to system outages during the conversion, Motor Vehicle transactions will NOT be completed at ANY Municipal, Town or DMV location in the State of NH during the following dates:




We will NOT be able to issue or complete the following transactions during the affected dates above:

Complete new registrations, renewals, plate transfers or title applications

Order lost or damaged plates, decals, or registrations

Process boat registrations

Issue extensions for expired 20-day temporary plates

For further information regarding the requirements for REAL ID, please visit

Or call the State of NH- DMV Registration and Licensing Bureau at 603-227-4030 or 603-227-4020.

DMV press realese link

NB:  The Manchester Tax Collector’s Office will be open during our normal business hours.


We sincerely apologize for any inconveniences caused.

City of Manchester, Tax Office Team

There will be no trash or recycling collection on Monday, September 4th in observance of the Labo...

Published: 09/01/2017 3:16 PM - General Announcements

Manchester, NH: City - Advisory

There will be no trash or recycling collection on Monday, September 4th in observance of the Labor Day Holiday. Resident's whose collection day falls on the holiday should place their items for pick up on the following day; all other residents should put their items out on their normal collection...

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Manchester Parks and Recreation September Newsletter

Published: 09/01/2017 - Parks & Recreation Announcements

The Manchester Parks and Recreation Department presents the September Newsletter! Please enjoy!

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Free Legal Seminar by Elder Law Attorney Edward Beasley. Thursdays October 12th and 19th at 1:00 PM

Published: 9/1/2017 - Senior Services

Most nursing homes cost $100,000 a year. Don't let your finances be devasted. At this important FREE seminar, Attorney Edward Beasley, former chairman of the American Bar Association's Elder Law Committee, will help you: Create a trust to shelter your assets from nursing home spend-down, Plan for end-of-life decisions, See how putting assets into your children's names can be catastrophic, and it well help you to Learn about possible defects in your existing revocable trust and make sure it is up to date. To register, call 1-800-370-5010. This seminar is free and open to the public. Registration strongly recommended. Sponsored by Beasley and Ferber, PA.

Manchester City Library News - Fall 2017

Published: 08/31/2017 3:30 PM - MCL Notes

Get updated about Manchester City Library and West Manchester Branch Library programs and services in the latest issue of MCL Notes!

Enjoy the season!

ATTN: On Sept. 2nd sections of Elm St. will be closed from 6am-6pm for the Cruisin' Downtown ...

Published: 08/31/2017 2:26 PM - General Announcements

Manchester, NH: City - Advisory

The Manchester Rotary will be hosting the Cruisin' Downtown event on Elm St on September 2nd from 6 AM to 6 PM and Elm St will be closed from Lake Ave to Bridge St to accommodate this event. Alternative routes north and south through the downtown area are available on Canal St, Chestnut St, Pine S...

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Updated: ServSafe® Food Protection Certification Course and Exam

Published: 08/18/2017 - Health Indicators

The Manchester Health Department Division of Environmental Health and the UNH Cooperative Extension will be offering ServSafe Food Protection Certification Course and Exam on Thursday, October 26, 2017 - 08:30 AM - 04:30 PM at the Manchester Health Department.

ServSafe® is a nationally recognized food safety certification program of the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF). This one-day course provides the latest science-based information on food safety and best practices in the industry.

Participants will learn how foodborne bacteria contaminates food and the safest way to receive, store, prepare, cook, and serve food for their customers.

Participants passing the exam with a grade of 75% or higher will receive ServSafe® food safety certification from the National Restaurant Association. Certification is valid for five years.

Link to flyer


Location:  Manchester Health Department - 03101 - 1528 Elm Street, Manchester NH 03101

Fee: $140.00 per person, includes ServSafe Manager Book, 7th Edition & Exam. Last date to register is Thursday, October 12, 2017. Pre-payment is expected prior to the class.

For more information:  For more information contact Ann Hamilton at or 603-447-3834.

West Nile Virus (WNV) Found in Manchester Mosquitoes

Published: 08/08/2017 - Health Indicators

The Manchester Health Department announced today that two batches of mosquitoes collected in Manchester on July 31, 2017 and August 1, 2017 have tested positive for West Nile Virus (WNV).

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Voter Registration Drive - Register to Vote Now!

Published: 08/02/2017 - City Clerk Announcements

The Office of the City Clerk continues our commitment to making your election experience as pleasant as possible. In an effort to minimize waiting in long lines on Election Day, we will be conducting yet another series of Voter Registration Drives prior to the State Primary Election on September 19, 2017.   Register to vote now so you don't wait in line on election day!  You can find us at the following community events in Manchester:

  • Saturday, August 12, 2017 - Family Fest at Veteran's Park (Elm Street) from 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, August 19, 2017 - We Are One Festival at Veteran's Park (Elm Street) from 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, August 26, 2017 - Greek Fest at Assumption Greek Orthodox Church (111 Island Pond Road) from 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, August 26, 2017 - Friends of Stark Park Summer Concert Series (Stark Park on North River Road) from 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

For more information on voter registration, check out our "How to Register" page, email us at or call us at (603) 624-6455.

Notice To Ward 6 Voters

Published: 07/03/2017 - City Clerk Announcements

On June 6th, the Board of Mayor & Aldermen accepted a request on behalf of the ward 6 selectmen seeking a move of all voting activities to the Henry J. McLaughlin Middle School, effective immediately.  Polling location change notices were mailed to the addresses of all registered voters during the week of July 3rd.

Selectmen are excited over the new polling location within the gymnasium of one of the city's premier middle schools.  Ample parking and an expansive, modern space for all voting activities highlight the list of improvements to your voting experience. 

Your next scheduled election at Henry J. McLaughlin Middle School will be held on September 19, 2017.  If you need any assistance or further information on the new location please contact us at 603-624-6455.

Voter Checklist Verification Process Begins

Published: 06/02/2017 - City Clerk Announcements

The Office of the City Clerk and the Manchester Board of Registrars is conducting a voter checklist verification process.  This process began by reviewing the voting history of all 64,420 voters on checklists citywide and provides us with a report of any voter who has not voted since November of 2012.  Currently, there are 8,577 registered voters who have not voted in these last nine (9) citywide elections.  Beginning early June 2017, each of these voters will receive a postcard from our office to determine if they still reside in Manchester and wish to remain a registered voter.

This postcard will provide notification of the pending removal from the voter checklist and an explanation of how to update registration information.  All registered voters who receive this notification will need to reregister with the Office of the City Clerk, or at the polls on election day, prior to voting at an upcoming election.

For more information on how to register to vote or questions about this notification, you may reach us at 624-6455 or by email at

Manchester City Library News - Summer 2017

Published: 05/24/2017 2:15 PM - MCL Notes

Find out what's going on at the Manchester libraries in the latest issue of MCL Notes!

Have a great summer!

Manchester Water Works 3rd Grade Poster Contest Winners Announced!

Published: 05/16/2017 - Water Works News

2017 3rd Grade City Final Poster Contest 


1st  Place: 

Arya Mohammad of Weston School

Canobie Lake Park Tickets, $50 Funspot Gift Certificate, Nadeau’s gift certificate, t-shirt, trophy, certificate and ribbon. 

2nd Place:                   

Makayla Dubois of Weston School

Canobie Lake Park Tickets, Nadeau’s Gift Certificate, Storyland Passes, certificate, t-shirt, Trophy and ribbon. 


3rd Place:                    

Audrina Jernigan of Green Acres School

Canobie Lake Park Tickets, Nadeau’s Gift Certificate, Butterfly Place Gift Certificate, certificate, t-shirt, Trophy and ribbon.

4th Place: 

Brody Phillips of Weston School

Canobie Lake Park Tickets, Nadeau’s Gift Certificate, Mels Funway Park Passes, t-shirt, certificate, Trophy and ribbon.         


Honorable Mentions:             

Lillian Surette of Northwest Elementary

Ryder Royer of Green Acres School

Brayden Yianakopolos of Weston School

Kenzie Proulx of Webster School

Karla Vargas of Northwest Elementary

Kylie Chap of Green Acres School

Prizes include:  Childrens Museum Passes, Cowabungas passes, Legends Golf Passes, Discovery Museum of NH Passes, Chunkys Cinema Pub Passes, Captains Cove Mini Golf Passes, Nadeaus gift certificates, t-shirt, ribbon, certificate, a medal.


This is the 20th year doing the Science Fair.  10 out of 14 City Schools participated. There was a total of 560 posters 3rd grade students.  The Manchester Water Works would like to thank the Manchester School System, the schools that participated, the Manchester School Board, and our generous sponsors for their continued support of the fun and educational endeavor.

The Manchester Water Works would like to take this opportunity to thank our sponsors!


Manchester Water Works 4th Grade Science Fair Winners Announced!

Published: 05/16/2017 - Water Works News

1st  Place:       

Oliver Villa of Northwest “Water Particles”  

Canobie Lake Park Tickets, Monkey Trunks Adventure Course Tickets, Autographed photo of Boston Red Sox player Rick Porcello, Nadeau’s Sub gift certificate, certificate, Trophy and ribbon


2nd Place:  

Kyleigh Reiss of Green Acres “Does Water Conduct Electricity”

Canobie Lake Park Tickets, Manchester Monarchs Tickets, Nadeau’s Sub gift certificate, Certificate, Trophy, & Ribbon


          3rd Place:           

Desmond Lee of Webster “Does Mint Really Cool Things”

Canobie Lake Park Tickets, Yorks Wild Kingdom Passes, Nadeau’s Sub gift certificate, Certificate, Trophy, & Ribbon.

4th Place: 

Tommy Martineau of Smyth Road “Which Substance Will Better Prevent Erosion”

Canobie Lake Park Tickets, Squam Lakes Science Center Passes, Nadeau’s Sub gift certificate, Certificate, Trophy, & Ribbon.

Honorable Mentions:

Tevin Edmunds of Parker Varney “How Can You Bend Water”

Jaylynn Pelletier of Hallsville “Epic Water Cycle”

Jackson Schaechtle of Gossler Park “Acid Rain”

Sebastin Sunsin of Beech ST “Water Distribution”

Prizes split between the winners include Canobie Lake Park Tickets, SEE Science Center Passes, Lost River Gorge Passes, Nadeau’s Sub gift certificates, medals, certificates & ribbons


This is the 24th year doing the Science Fair.  8 out of 14 City Schools participated.There was a total of 530 water projects done by 560 4th grade students.  The Manchester Water Works would like to thank the Manchester School System, the schools that participated, the Manchester School Board, and our generous sponsors for their continued support of the fun and educational endeavor.


Notice of New Water Storage Treatment Tank and Pump Station Improvements

Published: 04/26/2017 - Water Works News





WATER SYSTEM PWS#:  1471010          




The Manchester Water Works (MWW) has applied for funds through the State of New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services Drinking Water State Revolving Loan Fund (DWSRF), in accordance with Chapter Env-Dw 1100. This document addresses the requirements of Env-Dw 1107; the Environmental Review.




This proposed project will include construction of a new water storage tank for the Londonderry water system and upgrades at the Cohas Avenue Pump Station in Manchester.


Construction of a 2.5 - 3MG pre-stressed water storage tank. The new storage tank will be located adjacent to the existing tank at the end of Josephine Drive in Londonderry.  Also, replacement of pumps, motors, electrical systems and other related equipment in the Cohas Avenue Pump Station.  All proposed work will take place inside the building. The combined project is estimated to take approximately 24 months to complete with final completion at or around December 2018. 


The estimated combined cost of the overall project is $6,150,000.  The MWW has applied to borrow up to this amount to finance the project. Whereas this project constitutes only a minor project and no significant environmental impacts are anticipated, a finding of No Significant Impact (FNSI) is proposed.




Both the Board Water Commissioners and Manchester’s Board of Mayor and Aldermen voted to authorize funding in the amount of $6,150,000 for this project on June 16, 2016 and October 4, 2016, respectively.  A public notice will be published by the Manchester Water Works and a 30-day comment period will be held in accordance with the DWSRF rules.


The full document is available at, and comments may be addressed to the following locations:  Philip W. Croasdale, 281 Lincoln St., Manchester NH 03103, and NHDES Attn:  Allyson Gourley, Environmental Review Coordinator, PO Box 95, 29 Hazen Dr., Concord NH 03302-0095.


Free! Blood Pressure Screenings and Quality of Life Survey. Tuesday October 17th 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Published: 3/20/2017 - Senior Services

Free! Rivier University of Nurse Practitioner students will be offering free blood pressure screenings. There will also be an opportunity to help the students learn about your emotional experience as an older adult, by taking a brief survey. Sponsored by Rivier University.

Manchester City Library News - Spring 2017

Published: 03/03/2017 5:00 PM - MCL Notes

Find out what's going on at the Manchester libraries in the latest issue of MCL Notes!

See you at the library!

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